“If you don’t have bacon for your pancakes, slay your pig. If you don’t have a pig, slay your wife” – Mardi Gras’ sayings in France

imageIn France, Mardi Gras’ celebrations include eating too many crepes, throwing confetti in the streets (or flour and eggs for high-school students) and getting dressed up. But we also have amazing sayings from different regions that I’m sure you will be delighted to discover.

“If you don’t have bacon for your pancakes, slay your pig. If you don’t have a pig, slay your wife”

“Mardi Gras by the fireplace, Easter by the door; Mardi Gras by the door, Easter by the fireplace”

“Rainy Mardi Gras, oily storeroom”

“On Mardi Gras’ evening, dance on the manure to grow turnips”

“Wet walnut trees on Mardi Gras will grow many walnuts”

“Mardi Gras, great weather, great hay”

“Mardi Gras is the last day of winter”

“Mardi Gras with a new moon, thunder to be heard very soon”

“If Mardi Gras is green and leafy, Easter will be cold and snowy”

“If the sun shines for Mardi Gras, it will shine throughout Lent”

Last but not least, an amazing video of a French ditty about Mardi Gras – you can even learn the choreography and impress your friends!

Lyrics: Mardi Gras, don’t go away, I am making crepes, I am making crepes. Mardi Gras don’t go away, I am making crepes and you will have some.

[Français]

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